The Apprentice Witch (Hardcover)

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“Arianwyn is an apprentice witch, which means she can cast magic by reading glyphs, symbols to harness and control magic. But when she fails the test to become a professional witch, she is sent to the boring town of Lull, where nothing interesting happens. But Lull isn’t exactly what it seems.

Something mysterious and dark is haunting the town and Arianwyn – apprentice though she be – might be the only one who can stop it. This book is brimming with broom-flying, spell-casting, demon-hunting, and pure magic. Crisp writing and rich world-building makes this perfect for anyone who loved Harry Potter.”


— From Kelly's Kid Picks


A special middle grade debut of magic and courage in a world of witches, written with the charm and enchantment of Circus Mirandus and The Apothecary.

Arianwyn has flunked her witch's assessment: She's doomed. Declared an apprentice and sent to the town of Lull in disgrace, she may never become a real witch-- much to the glee of her arch-rival, Gimma.

But remote Lull is not as boring as it seems. Strange things are sighted in the woods, a dangerous infestation of hex creeps throughout the town, and a mysterious magical visitor arrives with his eye on her.

With every spirit banished, creature helped, and spell cast, Arianwyn starts to get the hang of being a witch--even if she's only an apprentice. But the worst still lies ahead. For a sinister darkness has begun to haunt her spells, and there may be much more at stake than just her pride . . . for Arianwyn and the entire land.

About the Author

James Nicol has loved books and stories his whole life. As a child he spent hours absorbed in novels, watching epic 1980s cartoons or adventuring in the wood at the bottom of the garden. He lives on the edge of the Cambridgeshire Fens with his partner and a black and white cockapoo called Bonnie. The Apprentice Witch is his children's debut. You can visit him at @jamesenicol.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781338118582
ISBN-10: 1338118587
Publisher: Chicken House
Publication Date: July 25th, 2017
Pages: 336
Language: English